If you live in Ecuador or make use of Ecuadorian IP address, there is a possibility that you can get infected Comandancia General de Policía virus. Although there is a word “virus” in the name of this infection, it is not exactly a computer virus per se. It is actually ransomware application, which means that Comandancia General de Policía virus takes your computer hostage and demands a ransom fee. On the façade, however, the infection makes the impression that your desktop is blocked due to illegal cyber activity.
All the claims presented by Comandancia General de Policía virus are nothing but obvious lies devised in order to push you into spending your money for nothing. The infection is similar to other Ukash Virus group program that has terrorized computer users in Ecuador before – Policía Nacional del Ecuador Virus. In fact, both of these infections are created by the same group of cyber criminals, and they still try to convince you that you have breached several national laws by engaging in storing and distributing videos of child pornography, bestiality and other prohibited material.
Due to the fact that Comandancia General de Policía virus makes use of the authentic symbols of the Ecuadorian Police, quite a few users are bound to believe that they have really breached several laws and now are about to face criminal charges. Especially as there is the following message on their screen, and it does not disappear no matter how many times you restart your PC:
¡ATENCIÓN! Su ordenador personal ha sido bloqueado por razones de seguridad vistos los motives abajo detallados.
Usted está acusado de mirar/conserver y/o divulger los materials pornográficos del contenido prohibido (Pornografía infantile/Zoofilia/Violación etc.). Usted ha infringido la Declaración mundial de la lucha contra la divulgación de la pornografía infantile y está acusade de cometer el crimen en razón al Artículo 161 del Código Penal de República de Ecuador.
The notification goes on to explain how many years behind bars you can get for your “crimes” and then it says that your computer will be unblocked and the charges against you will be dropped if you pay the 100 USD fine via Ukash vouchers .It seems like the program offers you an easy way out of this situation, but do not be fooled – there would be no trial even if you did not pay, because the incriminations on the message are false. And Comandancia General de Policía virus would not unlock your PC even if you paid the fine, because your money is the thing this program is after.
Hence, to protect yourself and your computer, you need to unlock your desktop immediately and then proceed with the acquisition of a computer security program of choice. Do keep in mind that there might be other dangerous infections lingering in your system apart from Comandancia General de Policía virus, so you need to make sure that you remove every single malicious file there is.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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